RTDs or resistance temperature detectors are commonly used to accurately and quickly measure the temperature of applications. These devices can be constructed using various materials such as platinum, nickel, copper, nickel- iron, etc. These different materials can have an effect on the functionality of the RTD.
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Mica heating elements are a popular choice in various heating applications due to their high temperature capabilities of up to 600°C. Where other types of heating elements cannot handle the required temperatures, a mica solution is often used. Mica heaters are made using thin sheets of mica, allowing for low thermal mass and extremely quick heat-up times. Due to the build-up of mica heaters it is extremely important that they are fully clamped in place to avoid any delamination from such fast heat-up times.

flexible mica heating elementHigh temperature mica heaters are used in a variety of different industries, ranging from the semiconductor industry to food service. Very uniform temperature distribution across the heating elements allow for precise heat transfer. Read more…

In most applications, temperature is a parameter that needs to be constantly monitored. This is because the functioning of an application depends on the temperature. Hence, monitoring is important to make sure the optimal temperature is maintained at all times. For this particular function, we use temperature sensors like Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) sensors, thermocouples, etc.

RTD Sensors

What is a Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) Sensor? How Does It Work?

An RTD Sensor is a device that tracks the temperature of an application by measuring the change in resistance of the sensor in relation to temperature. As temperature changes the resistance of the RTD sensor changes as well. This change in resistance is predictable, depending on the resistance curve of a certain RTD, and can be measured in order to calculate the temperature that the RTD sensor is seeing. Read more…

Flexible heaters are used in multiple industries. The greatest advantage of these heaters is their durability and precision. This allows manufacturers to design and produce custom flexible heating elements to meet specific requirements per industry requirements and regulations.

Understanding Flexible Heating Elements and their Advantages

heating elementManufacturers who specialize in producing custom flexible heating elements can design these heaters using a variety of flexible materials such as butyl, mica, Kapton®, and silicone rubber. Such materials can provide different application benefits such as resistance to UV damage, moisture, and chemicals.

Flexible materials also give the engineers the freedom to design the heaters in a variety of custom shapes, sizes, and thicknesses. They can also be manufactured with multiple circuits, and custom watt densities. Read more…